Skip to comments.Greek police arrest 1985 TWA hijacking subject
Posted on 09/22/2019 2:13:05 PM PDT by bgill
Greek police say they have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man on the island of Mykonos over the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985 in which a US Navy officer was killed.
The suspect, named by Lebanon's foreign ministry as Mohammad Saleh, was stopped on Thursday during a routine security check when his description matched those on a German warrant for his arrest, Greek police told CNN. He was also wanted by German authorities for a kidnapping in 1987...
Hijackers seized control of the Boeing 727 aircraft shortly after it took off from Athens, en route to Rome, on June 14, 1985.
The terrorists -- militants with possible links to Hezbollah -- held more than 100 passengers aboard the plane as hostages, before gradually releasing them in stages over the course of two weeks. The hijackers had asked for the release of Lebanese Shia militants who were being held in Israel.
Some passengers were beaten and a US Navy diver on board the aircraft was killed.
Hijackers singled out 23-year-old US Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, after seeing his military I.D. He was tied up, beaten beyond recognition, shot in the head and his body dumped onto the tarmac in Beirut
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Now put him in a room with some SEALS
Lebanon has a government?
[ Wonder what else he’s been up to since 1985. ]
Check the Obama campaign staff for world reach.
That TWA pilot was one cool cucumber though.
Only 24 years? Greek police are wonders.
Another cool pilot in a hijacking.
That’s the incident that made Reagan bomb Tripoli and the Frogs wouldn’t let us fly over their country. F em.
I thought that was the Berlin Disco bombing.
Doubtful. But apparently Greece does.
Cackle cackle, drinking vodka tonics does wonders for my math.
You’re probably right. But it added up to the point where something had to be done.
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